Episodes

148 // Danny Taing // Founder & CEO - Bokksu // The Asian American Dream, In A Box!

May 20, 2022

Danny Taing, Founder & CEO of Bokksu, shares his journey from academia, tech, and founding Bokksu, a direct-to-consumer snack subscription and e-grocer highlighting snacks from Japan and beyond. Learn more at Bokksu.com and …

147 // We Went To The White House!

May 18, 2022

WE WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE! I share my thoughts and reflection on my visit to The White House on Tuesday May 17, 2022 for the official Presidential Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebra…

146 // Julia Riew // Musical Theater Composer-Lyricist and Playwright // Create Your Own Role

May 13, 2022

Julia Riew, a musical theater composer-lyricist, playwright, and soon-to-be Harvard grad, joins Jerry on Dear Asian Americans to share her journey growing up in St. Louis as one of very few Asian kids, how she found her pass…

145 // Jenny T. Wang, PhD // Best Selling Author - Permission to Come Home // Asians For Mental Health

May 10, 2022

Dr. Jenny Tzu-Mei Wang, psychologist, speaker, and best selling author of Permission to Come Home, joins Jerry to talk about the importance of our individual and collective mental health, her journey into the psychology fiel…

144 // Angela Kim // Creator - Mommy Diary // Happy Mother's Day!

May 8, 2022

Angela Kim, Creator and Blogger of the popular Mommy Diary, joins Jerry on the show to share her story of finding her unique voice in the world of content creation as an Asian American mother of four, what drives her work, a…

143 // MyKhanh Shelton // SVP of Equity & Inclusion, WarnerMedia

May 6, 2022

MyKhanh Shelton, SVP of Equity and Inclusion at WarnerMedia, joins Jerry to share her story of her belief in using media to help bring equity and inclusion to elevate Asian American and other marginalized communities. Listen…

142 // Justin Zhu // Stand With Asian Americans Co-Founder & Executive Director

May 3, 2022

Justin Zhu, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Stand with Asian Americans, joins Jerry on the podcast to share about how he leveraged his computer science and entrepreneur experience to help co-found and lead a civil rights …

141 // Michael Maliakel // Lead Actor, Aladdin - Aladdin on Broadway

April 29, 2022

Michael Maliakel, lead actor of the Broadway show Aladdin, joins Jerry on the podcast to share his story of growing up South Asian in New Jersey where "never allowed himself to dream of being on Broadway" to how following hi…

140 // Dave Liu // Advisor, Author, Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist // The Way of The Wall Street Warrior

April 26, 2022

Dave Liu, a 30 year Wall Street and Silicon Valley Veteran, joins Jerry on the show to share his story of overcoming early challenges to rising to the top of the investment banking world and how he has dedicated his life to …

139 // Aiko Bethea // Founder - RARE Coaching & Consulting // Redefining Leadership

March 29, 2022

Aiko Bethea, Founder of Rare Coaching & Consulting, joins Jerry to share how her biracial Japanese Black identity and growing up in a Japanese speaking household shaped her decision to pursue education, law, and eventually f…

138 // SXSW 2022 - Dear Asian Americans, What Now?

March 23, 2022

An audio replay of the "Dear Asian Americans, What Now?" Panel from SXSW 2022 featuring Nydia Han, Muna Hussaini, Dion Lim, and Jerry Won. March 15, 2022 - Austin, Texas

137 // One Year After Atlanta

March 16, 2022

Jerry shares this thoughts on what this day means for him and our community as we remember the lives we lost one year ago in Atlanta.

136 // Dan Matthews aka DANakaDAN // Identity Through Music

Feb. 2, 2022

Dan Matthews, also known as DANakaDAN, is back for a second time on Dear Asian Americans (he was also on Episode 071 as a part of our Census Episode) to share his personal journey through identity, music, and community as a …

135 // Abigail Hing Wen // Author - Loveboat Reunion and Loveboat, Taipei

Jan. 25, 2022

Abigail Hing Wen, author of Loveboat Reunion and the New York Time Bestseller Loveboat, Taipei joins Jerry to share about her passion for Asian American storytelling and her career in government, law, and technology. Loveboa…

134 // Suraj Kandukuri // Host - Brown People We Know

Dec. 14, 2021

Suraj Kandukri, Host of Brown People We Know, joins Jerry to share his journey growing up South Asian and how he found a calling, through a few career pivots, to share South Asian stories he didn't have growing up. Learn mor…

133 // Berna Anat // Financial Hype Woman + Host of Money Please Podcast

Nov. 30, 2021

Berna Anat, a self proclaimed financial hype woman, host of the Money Please Podcast, and overall amazing human being, joins Jerry on Episode 133 to share her journey as a child of Filipino immigrants who navigated her way t…

132 // Kanwar Singh // Technologist & Army Officer // Serving with Inclusion

Nov. 23, 2021

Kanwar Singh, a technologist by day and also a Signal Officer in the US Army Massachusetts National Guard, joins Jerry to share about his journey to America to pursue higher education, what led to him joining the National Gu…

131 // Misasha Suzuki Graham // Author, Speaker, Podcaster // Dear White Women

Oct. 26, 2021

Misasha Suzuki Graham, author, speaker, and podcaster, of the amazing duo behind Dear White Women, joins Jerry on Episode 131 of Dear Asian Americans to share her story of being a biracial Japanese American and the impact sh…

130 // Sara Blanchard // Author, Speaker, Podcaster // Dear White Women

Oct. 12, 2021

Sara Blanchard, author, speaker, and podcaster, of the dynamic duo behind Dear White Women, joins Jerry on Episode 130 of Dear Asian Americans to share about her journey through her biracial identity as a Japanese American a…

129 // Michelle MiJung Kim // Author of The Wake Up

Sept. 28, 2021

Michelle MiJung Kim joins Jerry to discuss her journey as a queer Korean American woman navigating academic, corporate, and now entrepreneurship life as she uses her voice to challenge the status quo in tech and beyond. Her …

128 // Joe Kye // Musician, Storyteller, Producer @JoeKye

Sept. 21, 2021

Joe Kye @JoeKye joins Jerry on Episode 128 to share his story of leveraging his talents and background to storytell and create content for good. We talk about fatherhood, career, and life and stay tuned until the end for a s…

127 // Justin Chon // Blue Bayou Film Writer, Director, and Star

Sept. 14, 2021

Justin Chon, writer, director, and star of the upcoming film Blue Bayou, joins Jerry on Episode 127 of Dear Asian Americans to share his story of growing up in Southern California, his acting and film journey, and what inspi…

126 // Anna Qu // Author - Made In China

Sept. 7, 2021

Anna Qu, author of Made in China - A Memoir of Labor and Love, joins Jerry on Episode 126 to share her challenging journey as a young Chinese American woman in New York City which she writes about in Made in China. No spoile…

125 // Dave Callaham // Writer - Shang-Chi

Sept. 3, 2021

Dave Callaham, writer of Shang-Chi, joins Jerry to share his journey into becoming a writer and what it means to write a script whose story features someone that we wish we had growing up. Shang-Chi opens today, September 3r…